Team directory: K

Team directory: K

Associate Professor of Political Science Josh Kalla

Joshua Kalla, Associate Professor of Political Science

Joshua Kalla is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University with a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley (2018). His research studies political persuasion, prejudice reduction, and decision-making among voters and political elites, primarily through the use of randomized field experiments.

Grace Kao

Grace Kao, IBM Professor of Sociology and Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (Secondary); Faculty Director; Education Studies; Director, Center for Empirical Research on Stratification and Inequality (CERSI)

Grace Kao is IBM Professor of Sociology; professor of ethnicity, race, and migration; faculty director of education studies; and director of the Center for Empirical Research on Stratification and Inequality (CERSI). She studies race, ethnicity, and immigration as they collectively relate to education and relationships among young people. She also has interests in the effects of migration on young people and has written papers on these topics in Mexico, China, and Spain.

Edward Kaplan

Edward Kaplan, William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Professor of Public Health & Professor of Engineering

Professor Kaplan’s research has been reported on the front pages of the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post,  editorialized in the Wall Street Journal, recognized by the New York Times Magazine’s Year in Ideas, and discussed in many other major media outlets. The author of more than 125 research articles, Professor Kaplan received both the Lanchester Prize and the Edelman Award, two top honors in the operations research field, among many other awards.

Daniel Karell

Daniel Karell, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Daniel Karell’s research interests lie at the intersection of culture, communication, and contentious politics. Much of his work draws on digital media data and computational methodologies. Some of Daniel’s current projects examine: how social media shape instances of political unrest and violence; the role of discourse and networks in the growth of extremist online communities; and how people justify and tolerate violence against members of other groups.

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Kevin Keller, ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow 2023

Kevin Keller is a Ph.D. candidate in history. He studies the interconnected topics of law, finance, and international development. Before coming to Yale, he worked briefly as a lawyer, and before that he spent several years in the international development sector. His dissertation will be a history of Chinese lending to sovereign borrowers across the global South from the 1990s through today.

Christina Kinane

Christina Kinane, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Christina M. Kinane is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a resident faculty fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. Broadly, she studies the role of legislatures, executives, and the bureaucracy in policymaking. In particular, her current research examines how presidents strategically use vacancies in top appointments to promote their policy priorities within the framework of interbranch bargaining. Professor Kinane teaches courses on American politics and U.S. executive politics.

Marissa King

Marissa King, Professor of Management and Sociology

Marissa King is an Professor in the School of Management with a secondary appointment in Sociology. Professor King’s current research examines patterns of antidepressant, stimulant, and antipsychotic utilization. In general, her research analyzes the spatial and temporal dimensions of innovation and diffusion. To understand how large-scale phenomena arise from local behavior, she has studied cases ranging from the rise in autism prevalence during the past decade to the organizational foundations of the antislavery movement in the late 19th century.

Jennifer Klein

Jennifer Klein, Bradford Durfee Professor of History

Jennifer Klein is Durfee Professor of History in the field of 20th Century US history. She earned her B.A. at Barnard College, her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia and first came to Yale as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow in Health Policy.

Balazs Kovacs

Balázs Kovács, Professor of Organizational Behavior

Professor Kovács studies how socially structured information, such as categories, awards, online reviews, and social networks, shape audiences’ perceptions and evaluations in creative domains, such as music, literature, dining, and technology.

Rohan Krishnan

Rohan Krishnan, Dahl Scholar, 2022 - 2023

Rohan Krishnan is a junior at Yale majoring in Global Affairs. He is particularly interested in foreign policy in the Middle East and enjoys spending his time volunteering for refugees. As part of the Dahl program, Rohan will be working with Professor Emily Sellars to better analyze the economic incentives behind the Abraham Accords.